Configuring in directories with spaces fails in ghc6.4
Malcolm.Wallace at cs.york.ac.uk
Tue Feb 22 09:35:19 EST 2005
"Simon Marlow" <simonmar at microsoft.com> writes:
> > It seems the ghc 6.4 release candidates' configure scripts fail if you
> > run them in a directory structure containing a space.
> Quite possibly. No doubt we'd have to add a million quotes to the build
> system to fix this; it's not going to happen any time soon.
Yes. Someone recently reported the same problem with nhc98's configure
script, and I actually tried adding the quotes. It is nightmarish -
you'll quickly discover a need for quotes inside quotes and worse,
depending on how many levels of shells/tools/Makefiles a variable gets
passed through. In the end, it was far simpler to abandon the idea.
However, it could be worthwhile halting with an error message.
case `pwd` in
echo "Error: nhc98 will not build in a directory with spaces anywhere"
echo " in the full pathname."
echo "Suggestion: move the build tree somewhere else."
exit 1 ;;
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